Saturday July 19, 2014
Do you like to work with your hands?
Can you work independently with little outside support?
Would you like to be Christ’s presence to people following a disaster?
If this describes your passion, consider becoming a UMCOR Trained and Certified ERT Volunteer from the Baltimore-Washington Conference
An Early Response Team (ERT) is a small self-sufficient group of volunteers who go into a disaster area after the First Responders have secured the area. ERTs begin the process of helping survivors put their lives back together. ERTs typically travel, sometimes on short notice, to disaster areas covered by the BWC or to other Methodist Conferences at their invitation. All ERTs are trained through the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) and are ready to stabilize an area in preparation for Volunteer In Missions (VIM) teams. ERTs work includes removing debris, cleaning houses, and providing other community support. Most importantly, they represent Christ’s presence to those who have survived a disaster. The Baltimore-Washington Conference recruits and trains ERT volunteers, so we are ready to respond when a disaster strikes. This training is also available for those whose ERT certifications have expired.
Training will be held:
Saturday, July 19, 2014
St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church
14900 Annapolis Road
Bowie, MD 20715
Contact: Dan Blades
301-262-5148 or Cell 240-463-8662
The Training Class is from 8:00 am-4:00 pm and includes lunch. Classes contain the same UMCOR material used throughout the United States and are taught by UMCOR certified trainers. A fee of $25.00 is required for each participant for materials.
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